Newport Beach. I've been to Fashion Island many times, even went to a couple wine bars out at Newport, but I never really went to the actual beach. If you look closely at the middle picture it seems that the sand reaches forever. Honestly, I thought so too while I was walking in the sand, until I finally hit the side a realized there was an small cliff. Lo and behold, Newport Beach seems to have an elevated cliff with just a small strip of sand between the land and ocean. If you want a close look at the ocean, Newport Beach is the way to go. You feel so close to the ocean at an elevated ledge which makes you wonder, where did all the sand go?